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I'm going for a full Pokédex, or at least as much as I can fill it out without every single event Pokémon to date, and have gotten to the point to where I can go catch Seadra in Ambrette Town with the Super Rod.

According to serebii.net: Seadra has a 5% encounter rate.

That's definitely a true thing that's occurring because I've been trying to catch Seadra for around 2 hours just fishing with the Super Rod to no avail.

I was wondering if it would be easier to just go evolve a Horsea, which has an encounter rate of 30% with the Good Rod, into a Seadra or if I should keep trying to catch one?

I'm just trying to figure out which path is actually worth my time taking.


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Well, Horsea is always found at Level 25, therefore it would take eight levels for it to evolve.

You have the Super Rod therefore you have past Route 15, which has Pokemon approaching Level 40. Realistically, training your Horsea eight levels here should not take that long. You can put the Exp. Share on Horsea and see how much it gains in a battle; if you feel it will gain eight levels quickly, do it. It's entirely your judgement.

This all being said, the amount of time it took you to find a Seadra is peculiar. When you are using your Super Rod, are you encountering Relicanth and Clawitzer/Dragalge? If you aren't, then you're either not in Ambrette or not using a Super Rod. :P If you are, then you have awful luck. Congratulations! ~

Good luck on your Seadra search!
Hope I helped. :)
Source: Serebii + Experience

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I'm definitely encountering Relicanth and Dragalge (since I'm Pokémon Y) and thanks for encouragement. I'm not being sarcastic, I actually mean that. I am having bad luck. You did help me decide to just level up a Horsea. It's turning out to be more and more of a way that I'd rather spend my time on getting a Seadra. Thanks for helping out. I do appreciate it.
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If you have access to high level Pokemon then I would just have a horsea in the back of my party and just beat the Elite 4 and the Horsea would get a lot of level. Especially if it has the lucky egg on it.

Thanks for letting me know that. I'm not that far into the game to actually beat the Elite 4, but I'm working on it. I'm pretty sure I'm about to get the Lucky Egg soon since I'm flying through the game right now. I appreciate you taking the time to answer the question and try to help me on my quest to be the best.